What is an estate sale?

It used to be the wording used for the liquidation of a deceased persons personal property was sold. Today it has become a generic term in most states for the liquidation of personal property whether the owners are alive or deceased. Read More »

Bonded and Insured: What it does

When an estate sales company advertises it is bonded and insured in means they have purchased Liability Insurance and a Surety Bond. Not all companies do this. It is not a requirement in every state and is often the choice of the individual company. Read More »

What is USPAP?

USPAP is an acronym for Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the mandatory guidelines that govern the performance of all licensed and certified appraisers. The goal of USPAP is to promote and maintain a high level of public trust in appraisal practice by establishing requirements for appraisers. Read More »

Estate Sales Costs

Every estate sales company operates differently. Here is an overview of what you might encounter depending on the company. Read More »

 
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Estate Liquidators And Realtors Should Work Together

Baby boomers are on the move in droves and estate sales are tied closely to real estate sales. Estate liquidators and Realtors should work together.

Your Estate Sales News Editor has been a Realtor and estate liquidator. Both professions work for the seller. Both parties should determine what will be in the best interest of the seller and compromises will need to be made.

Realtors like to have a seller declutter for best results. Eliminating personal property that can be distracting for a buyer.

The estate liquidator doesn’t want the seller to eliminate anything until they have walked through the property to see what can be sold.

Estate sale companies and Realtors best serve the seller when they work together. Sitting down for a conversation about the long term outcome for the seller is beneficial.

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Selling Designer Clothing And Accessories At Estate Sales

Selling designer clothing and accessories at estate sales have become hot sellers. Estate sales that include designer personal clothing and accessories are in more estate sales as baby boomers downsize.

The estate liquidator now includes selling designer items in their bank of knowledge. Knowing who designers are and which are more popular than others is important. Estate sale companies research these items through retail prices, sales on eBay and other outlets that resell. These may even include consignment shops.

An estate sale starting July 29th in Fullerton, California conducted by Aversa Estate Sales is selling designer clothing and accessories. Sunglasses include Emmanuelle Khann, Ted Lapidus, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Christian Dior and others. Click here for a link to the sale.

Included in this estate sale in Fullerton, California are mens designer shoes. Here are a few photos. Designer clothing and furs are also included in this sale.

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Several articles have been published over the last several years about reselling designer wear. Published in the Daily Worth in July 2013 and another published in 2011 in the Wall Street Journal. Harpers Bazaar in 2015 also published a story.

Research is also done through visiting consignment shops and eBay. eBay clothes usually sell to resellers.

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Telling The Seller’s Story Draws Audiences For Estate Sales

Telling the sellers story of an estate sale draws audiences for estate sales.

Understanding who the sellers were, why they collected, what they did, and where they shopped is insightful. The sellers story in estate sales provides provenance to what is for sale.

Here is a partial story about a sale taking place this week in Los Angeles, CA starting on Wed. July, 27 by Again L.A. Estate Sales. “Huge USC Exec Estate – Mid Century, 70s, Toys, Tools, Hoarder Sale”.

“This is the estate of an incredibly interesting couple – both were incredibly dynamic individuals! Leonard Wines, hereafter referred to as the Mister -was a career University of Southern California figure who began his USC career as Coordinator of Communications and then ultimately Director of Pubic Reltations. He took an early retirement in the eighties and dived right into the world of computers…becoming a product manager with Data Desk International and a faculty member with the annual San Francisco Macworld Exposition. His Missus – Clara Vines was an equally dynamic individual! Clara spent the 1950s working the with State Department serving through the Middle East and Asia before marrying her lifetime partner and raising two sons. Clara loved the arts and being an artist at heart – her greatest love was working with her hands creating  many wonderful pieces of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, and more! The couple loved music and acquired a large collection of jazz records and literally every room on the property was wired for sound. Their property features a large garden area filled with plants and it must have been quite the retreat in the past!

This is a wonderful example before a list of the major contents that let’s buyers know what and why this home is so filled. Here is a link to this sale to read more.

Many estate sale companies write these stories opening life’s journey.

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Estate Sales Friday Shopping At Below Retail Prices

Estate sales Friday. Shopping at below retail prices and keeping the planet green.

A sale started today in Dallas, TX of “Iconic Mid-Century Modern Treasures Of The Mayrath House – One Of A Kind”. The sale is being conducted by Highland Park Market – Fine Estate sales and Pre-Demolition Sales. See photos below. Click here for link to sale

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In Orlando, Florida Stepp Estate Sales LLC is conducting a massive estate sale from a broadcasting  network and theme park. It has been pubished by several media outlets including the Orlando Sentinel. The theme park is the Holy Land. Click here for a link to the sale.

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To find more estate sales check out the links below.

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

EstateSales.net

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Social Media Reaching Expanded Estate Sales Audiences

Social media reaching expanded estate sales audiences is growing. Estate liquidators using various social media are able to broaden their audience for their estate sales.

Estate sale listing websites include the ability for estate sale companies to Facebook, Tweet or Google+ about their estate sales from these websites.

Facebook has millions of readers. A business page to showcase an estate sale is unlimited. People interested in estate sales, repurposing, reselling, or looking for specific items can be an reached by specifying their audience on Facebook.

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Estate Sale Days Are Changing For Summer Time

Estate Sale signEstate sale days are changing for summer time. Summer vacations and weather have estate sale companies altering the days they are conducting estate sales.

Traditionally estate sales begin Thursday or Friday and end Saturday or Sunday.

Vacations bring out different buyers. Many estate sale companies are starting their sales on Wednesday (in some cases Tuesday and ending Friday or Saturday.

Estate sale buyers who shop weekly should be following the estate sale listing websites to watch for changing days or times. Locations of estate sales will help determine any changes to the dates of the sales as well as the times.

There are estate sale companies that are choosing to conduct online auctions for some estate sales during the summer season to reach a broader audience.

Estate liquidators continue to find avenues to advertise and conduct their estate sales to obtain the best possible result.

Click on the links below to see what estate sales are starting today or tomorrow and some that may have already started.

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

EstateSales.net

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Estate Sale Collections Hot Or Not

Estate sale collections hot or not. Most estate sales have some collection included in the sale, however many collections are not hot right now. They can be large or small.

Understanding that collections that were once highly treasured and sought after have gone cold is not easy for most sellers to except.

Estate sale companies do not want to sell your items cheap. Commissioned based estate sales are looking for the best or highest value for items in the sale. The more an estate sale company can sell your  contents for, the more they receive in commission.

It is not easy for sellers to accept that items such as hummels, collector plates, and other collectibles from the last forty plus years do not have the value paid for them.

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Estate Liquidators Wear Many Hats With Expertise

Estate liquidators wears many hats with expertise in a variety of fields associated with the liquidation of personal property.

Personal property liquidators are individuals earning a living as entrepreneurs. They do not work a five day a week job from 9-5. Estate liquidators require time management ability, motivation, dedication, knowledge, marketing skills, and more. They must determine their schedule, time, and requirements for each estate sale.

An estate sale liquidator must know and understand what the estate sale process is. Liquidators need knowledge in selling personal property. Estate sale company owners will work endless long hours and weekends. Often with no days off for weeks at a time.

Estate liquidators need to be a business person, salesperson, and negotiator. Liquidators have to be able to handle any situations that arise during the sale.

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Estate Sales News Remembers Nice, France

On this estate sale Friday Estate Sales News stops to remember Nice, France.

We proceed with business, but we also keep in mind that our freedoms and those of all those affected killed, wounded and left behind by this horrific act should be in our thoughts today.

God Bless America, France and all who treasure freedom. EstateSalesNews.com stands with you!

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Vintage Stoves At Estate Sales On ThrowBack Thursday

Vintage stoves at estate sales on ThrowBack Thursday.

These vintage appliances are always being sought at estate sales. Today’s ThrowBack we feature two vintage stoves that will be for sale at estate sales.

You can view the collection of vintage stoves we have seen being sold at estate sales on our Pinterest page.

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